Producer Jimek Wins BEYONCE's "End Of Time" Remix Competition
Selection Available on 4: The Remix Available Digitally on April 24
Los Angeles-based producer, Jimek, is the winner of BEYONCE's "End Of Time" Remix Competition. TheWarsaw, Poland native's remix was selected the best over nearly 3,000 mixes received over the four weeks of competition, which started on February 8.
Entries were uploaded to SoundCloud, the leading social sound platform with over 12 million registered users. Over 1.7 million fans visited the micro site in the first 10 days of the competition. By the end of the competition, all the stems were downloaded 351,000 times and 1.65 million fans listened to at least two mixes.
The competition was opened to 25 countries including Australia, Brazil, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Initial voting by fans, DJs and remixers through the SoundCloud community narrowed down the Top 50 entries. All eligible entries were voted on the basis of originality, creativity and musicality. The final winner was selected by an international panel of judges, including BEYONCE, British musician Isabella Summers of Florence & The Machine, Dutch music producer and DJ Afrojack, the duo DJ and producing team from Poland, WAWA, New York premier DJ Jus-Ske and Oscar-winning producer and composer Giorgio Moroder.
As the winner, Jimek, born Radzimir Debski, will take home $4,000 USD and will have his remix appear on 4: The Remix. The EP, filled with fan-favorite remixes, including "Countdown" by Isa Machine and an extended version of "End Of Time" by WAWA, will be available digitally on April 24.
Complete track listing for 4: The Remix, from Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records:
1. "Run the World (Girls)" Dave Aude Club Remix
Jimek, the son of classical and film composer, Krzesimir Debski, has a Masters degree in composition from Chopin Music Academy Warsaw and has studied film scoring and orchestration at UCLA, Los Angeles. He has worked in film and TV and is currently working on a debut solo indie album.
Here is a complete list of the 25 participating countries in the "End Of Time" Remix Competition: Australia, Brazil, Canada,China, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States.
About SoundCloud: SoundCloud, launched in 2008 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, is a social sound platform that lets anyone create, record, promote and share their sounds on the web, in a simple, accessible and feature-rich way. SoundCloud allows sound creators to instantly record audio; upload large files; share them publicly and privately; embed sound across websites and blogs; receive detailed analytics, plus feedback from the community directly onto the waveform player. For more information go to: http://soundcloud.com.
April 18, 2012 8:35am ET by Beyoncé